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About Peter Laydm
Sitar player - also a multi-instrumentalist (guitar/piano/keys/drums/percussion/music tech)
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Folk, World music, Asian music, Indian music, Electronic, EDM, Electronica, Ambient
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Sitar, Guitar, Bass guitar, Piano, Keyboard, Drums, Percussion, Djembe
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Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Birthday party
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Songwriter, Sound technician, Composer, Live looping, Accompanist, Instrumental teaching, Composition teaching, Music therapy, Community music worker
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Mathar Indian Vibes (Dave Pike Set)
Falling Down (Oasis/Future Sound of London)
Within You Without You (The Beatles)
Scarborough Fair (traditional folk)
Music of The Ages (C.O.B.)
Light My Fire (The Doors)
Three King Fishers (Donovan)
Music Walla (Anna RF)
Midsummer Mantra (original)
See No Reason (original)
Place To Place (original)
Paint It Black (The Rolling Stones)
Norwegian Wood (The Beatles)
Jam in C (original)
Myst By A Hare's Breath (original)
Theta (Incredible String Band)
The Ocean (Ananda Shankar)
Hare Khrishna Chant (traditional Hindu mantra)
Play to tabla backing track (original)
Creation (Incredible String Band)
Just Another Diamond Day (Vashti Bunyan)
Alap instrumental (original)
Gone (Twinsister Moon)
Love You Too (The Beatles)
Havana (Camila Cabello)
Shamanic Dancing (original)
Improvisation in minor key (original)
Improvisation in major key (original)
Cloudbusting improvisation (Kate Bush)
What do your clients love most about your performances?
Clients love the soothing, enchanting, meditational sound of the sitar, and the fact that I'm so flexible with music styles, genres, tastes, and instruments.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
The Swan, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire Conscious Camp festival, Dee Valley, North Wales Theatre Deli, Sheffield The Municipal Hall, Colne
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Donovan, The Incredible String Band, psychedelic folk music, late 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s British Folk music, new wave folk music, sitar music and Indian Classical music players such as Ravi Shankar, and electronic music such as Crystal Fighters.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Migration Matters Festival 2021 at Theatre Deli in Sheffield. This was a festival celebration of musical talent from people from black & ethnic minority backgrounds and the LGBT+ community. The main hall has a capacity of 500.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
I normally have flexibility within this. give or take an hour or two is perfectly fine. :)
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
Yes certainly, with requests accepted.
How much time do you need to set up?
Depending on the environment/space, between 10 minutes to 35 minutes.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
I am very flexible with what I play. Ideally though, give me plenty of notice before the performance/event so I can tailor this.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Yes but can also often accomodate the equipment which may or may not already be there.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
Very often the case yes. I can't play anything and everything but I'll certainly stretch the palette. :)
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